Tag: Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen defeated Alireza Firouzja in Round 9 to win Norway Chess with a full round to spare. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Carlsen Wins Norway Chess, Firouzja Takes Second

Magnus Carlsen tricked Alireza Firouzja in a theoretically drawn endgame to win their Round 9 encounter and clinch first place at Norway Chess with a round to spare. Carlsen would go on to lose his final game to Levon Aronian – his second classical loss of the tournament, after his […]

Alireza Firouzja (left) defeated Levon Aronian (right) in an Armageddon tiebreaker in Round 7 to maintain his lead at Norway Chess. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Can Alireza Firouzja Really Win Norway Chess?

Seventeen-year-old Alireza Firouzja picked up another 1.5 points at Norway Chess on Monday, knocking off Levon Aronian in an Armageddon game after they drew their classical encounter. The result kept Firouzja on top of the Norway Chess standings with 14.5 points, one point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. Last Time on […]

Magnus Carlsen plays blindfold chess during the rest day after Round 4 of Norway Chess. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Norway Chess Round 5 Odds and Picks

Magnus Carlsen is asserting himself at Norway Chess, taking the tournament lead after defeating his closest rival, Fabiano Caruana, in the fourth round of the super tournament. Carlsen now leads Norway Chess on nine points, with Levon Aronian just one point back, while Caruana and Alireza Firouzja sit just two […]

Fabiano Caruana started strong at Norway Chess, beating Aryan Tari with Black in his Round 1 game. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Caruana, Firouzja Strike First at Norway Chess

Fabiano Caruana and Alireza Firouzja both won classical games with Black in the first round to take the early lead in the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Monday. World Champion Magnus Carlsen also picked up a victory with Black, but needed an Armageddon game to get past Levon Aronian after […]

Magnus Carlsen (right) deserves to be the favorite at Norway Chess, but Fabiano Caruana (left) could provide significant value for bettors. (Image: Lennart Ootes)

Chess Bets: Fading Magnus Carlsen in Norway Chess

Live chess is back! Norway Chess begins on Monday, and the return to over-the-board action means no more disconnects, no more mouse slips, and maybe fewer disqualifications due to computer cheating. Most importantly, it means more chances for us to bet on chess. And after going with the chalk last […]